Veteran lock Marco Bortolami will captain Italy in Saturday's Six Nations game against Ireland in Dublin.
London Irish scrum-half Tomas O'Leary could face a hefty ban after being sent-off for stamping in his side's 23-20 Aviva Premiership victory over Wasps at Adams
London Irish scrum-half Tomas O'Leary could face a hefty ban after being sent-off for stamping in his side's 23-20 Aviva Premiership victory over Wasps at
Treviso winger Angelo Esposito will make his international debut when Italy begin their Six Nations against Wales.
Italy coach Jacques Brunel has opted for fitness over experience in his starting XV for Saturday's RBS 6 Nations opener against defending champions Wales in
Italy coach Jacques Brunel has never been short of confidence - and that has not changed despite the injury crisis the Azzurri are saddled with heading into
Wasps wing Tom Varndell is facing another lengthy lay-off after suffering a ruptured biceps injury for the second time this season.
Italy coach Jacques Brunel insists a host of injuries to vital players will not affect the team's drive to play expansive attacking rugby.
This season's RBS 6 Nations Championship preparations will be ramped up next week as squads begin assembling before the opening games on February 1.
Italy coach Jacques Brunel has called three uncapped players into his 32-man squad for the November test matches.
Exeter Chiefs bounced back to winning ways at Sandy Park as they overcame London Wasps 30-26 to send the visitors to their ninth successive defeat.
Italy will make a number of changes to their squad ahead of their match against Scotland, selecting two new caps.
Italy restored Martin Castrogiovanni, Marco Bergamasco and flyhalf Luciano Orquera to the starting line-up to play Samoa.
Alberto Di Bernardo is set to make his Test debut against South Africa in Durban on Saturday.
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